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Collapsible Fuel Tanks

Coated Fabrics for Collapsible Fuel Tanks for Use in Aircraft, Helicopters, Boats and Vehicles

collapsible fuel  tanks

ContiTech Elastomer Coatings produces collapsible fuel tanks for use in aircraft, helicopters, boats and vehicles. The tanks are high-tech products manufactured by hand. Material designs developed to meet specific customer requirements are used in combination with corresponding connecting components and tank inserts.

Special manufacturing processes allow for the manufacture of complex fuel tanks of the most diverse kinds:

  • Lightweight fuel tanks (wall thickness 0.7 mm) for aircrafts
  • Crash-resistant fuel tanks for helicopters

  • Lightweight, sturdy fuel tanks for special-purpose vehicles and boats

  • FIA-approved fuel tanks for racing

  • Self-sealing outer material and fuel tanks for armored cars

The distinctive features of our collapsible fuel tanks are the following:

1. Security

"Our tanks have been shown to raise the level of safety. This is due to the materials employed (tensile members etc.) and the appropriate manufacturing process.

Safety concept for standard commercial vehicle fuel tanks

Safety Made to Order - Fuel Tanks Made in Germany

2. Variety of Shapes

Thanks to the special production processes at our disposal, even the seemingly most awkward spaces can be made use of for fuel storage.

3. Installation

Even small openings suffice for installation of our flexible products.

4. Thermal Stability

-50°C to +90°C

5. Long Life

Continental fuel tanks convincingly demonstrate their reliability, for example, in a large number of airplanes over a service life of more than twenty years.

6. Development

on the basis of customer preferences and drawings.

7. Resistance

To the most varied fuels and other media.

The fuel tanks often come additionally equipped with special material filling. These help preclude the negative effects that may result from fuel sloshing around in the tank and offer extra protection from explosions.

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Fuel tanks for aircrafts

Fuel tanks for aircrafts

Fuel tanks for helicopters

Fuel tanks for helicopters

Fuel tanks for special-purpose vehicles and boats

Fuel tanks for special-purpose vehicles and boats

Fuel tanks for racing

Fuel tanks for racing

Fuel tanks for racing

Fuel tanks for racing

Fuel tanks for armored cars

Fuel tanks for armored cars